I downloaded a game which turned out to be a virus and hijacked my browser. Now, whenever I open Firefox or Explorer, the homepage is Aartemis.com and I cannot get rid of it. Then I download Malwarebytes and scan my computer, it detects a bunch of PUP.Optional.Aartemis.A viruses on my computer but cannot remove it completely. Each time I try to remove them and restart the computer, this virus keeps coming back. How do I get rid of this virus?
Information about PUP.Optional.Aartemis.A:
PUP.Optional.Aartemis.A is categorized as Potentially Unwanted Program detected by MalwareBytes Anti-Malware because it inflicts and acts as a malicious threat into your computer system. By exploiting your computer’s vulnerability, it can easily get on your computer. In most cases, users may acquire this virus by clicking malicious code or distribute unsafe advertising pop-ups, visiting pornographic website or downloading attachment from spam emails. And also it can be bundled with unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported and then drop on your computer during the installation process. As soon as it is installed, it will annoy you by showing unwanted error messages, fake warning alerts and convince you to use the corrupted page like Aartemis.com as your homepage. This website may seem to be a regular search page, however, it is affiliated with browser hijackers which can modify your browser settings and attack all browsers like Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer in your computer. It provides fake search results to PC users and displays more advertisements than legitimate results. In brief, this unwanted program can change the entire default backgrounds of the infected computer including so as to block users from browsing the internet freely.
PUP.Optional.Aartemis.A can alter the search page of your browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and redirect the user to its own page. By forcing computer users to visit corrupted web pages or use low-quality search engine repeatedly, this program producer can use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments and promote online content. This virus is created by them for making money so it can generate web traffic, display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser and even drop other threats to steal your personal information. Most users have no idea how PUP.Optional.Aartemis.A virus is installed on there computer, in fact, most of time they just download it themselves by mistake. Whenever you need to download something on the Internet, you have to check all the items clearly before you click on Next step in case something that can change your settings or something you don’t need just come bundled. It is suggested users to choose Custom Installation and deselect all options to install unknown applications.
With this virus inside the computer, various unwanted symptoms may be shown on computer. Your browser may keep redirecting you to other pages, and crazy and annoying pop-up window may be filled with your whole screen to interrupt your browsing activities. Besides, unknown toolbar is added on your browser and doesn’t allow you to uninstall it. Therefore, it is advised users to follow the manual removal instruction to remove PUP.Optional.ReMarkIt.A as quickly as possible.
Note: Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced computer users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with such virus infection.
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Symptoms of Similar Trojan Infection :
– This virus can escape from most antivirus protection and get itself installed on computers especially with Windows operating systems.
– It can cause constant stuck or even blue screens on the infected computers.
– Computer users will experience constant security pop ups on the computers which may not truly represent the status of the PCs.
– Certain malware or spyware may be prompted by these fake security pop ups which will end up scamming money.
– Sensitive data like privacy can also be stolen and taken advantages by cyber criminals.
Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions
Up till now, there is not a perfect antivirus that can detect this pesky Trojan virus or delete it completely. PUP.Optional.Aartemis.A has been updated by remote and backstage cyber criminals and is able to escape from the scan of any anti-virus programs thus it is hard to be removed or even found. The most effective way is to remove it manually. The following instructions need quite level of computer expertise. If you don’t know how to that correctly, please contact with YooSecurity online support now!
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to this Trojan infection. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.
Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with PUP.Optional.Aartemis.A virus from Registry Editor. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.
Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry Safely:
To Summarize Shortly:
PUP.Optional.Aartemis.A can flood your windows system with various pop-up ads, banners and sponsored links so that it shouldn’t be stayed in your PC. It can connect to a remote IRC server and forward the data to cybercriminals without a computer user’s awareness. Then the collected data is usually used to distribute pop-up ads on the compromised machine. Undoubtedly this virus poses a huge risk for your computer and security. You may not believe this but it is true that a hacker can utilize this virus to hack into your machine so that he can record and monitor what you do on your computer. It is just like someone who steals your information always stan behind you without being found and always watch what you do on your computer. Now Windows operating system is the main target of this threat and it can hijack Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Get rid of PUP.Optional.Aartemis.A as quickly as you can.
Note: Have tried many methods but failed to get rid of this Trojan virus? If you have no clue, please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on December 12, 2013 11:08 am